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Chiefs bill splits ANC

A group of Khoisan activists performs a cleansing ceremony in Cape Town. The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill will extend the privileges of other traditional leaders to the Khoisan. Picture: Lerato Maduna

04 October 2015


A group of Khoisan activists performs a cleansing ceremony in Cape Town. The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill will extend the privileges of other traditional leaders to the Khoisan. Picture: Lerato Maduna

A group of Khoisan activists performs a cleansing ceremony in Cape Town. The Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill will extend the privileges of other traditional leaders to the Khoisan. Picture: Lerato Maduna

By Setumo Stone and Andisiwe Makinana

Government is eager to pass the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill into law before the end of this financial year, but its opponents in the ANC are afraid the new attempt to affirm the traditional leadership system might open the door to a form of “dictatorship”.

The ANC is expected to craft a united position on the role of traditional leaders at its upcoming national general council next weekend.

This will include addressing concerns that new land claims by kings, queens and chiefs could see government giving away ownership of state land around the country.

Read the full article from News24.

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